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Watchmen

Watchmen Description:

This Hugo Award winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super heroes plagued by all too human failings Along the way the concept of the super hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin br br One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best seller i Watchmen i has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title leading readers to other graphic novels such as i V for Vendetta i i Batman The Dark Knight Returns i and i The Sandman i series

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta Description:

b Remember remember the fifth of November b br br A frightening and powerful tale of the loss of freedom and identity in a chillingly believable totalitarian world i V for Vendetta i stands as one of the highest achievements of the comics medium and a defining work for creators Alan Moore and David Lloyd br br Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism this groundbreaking story captures both the suffocating nature of life in an authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit which rebels against it Crafted with sterling clarity and intelligence i V for Vendetta i brings an unequaled depth of characterization and verisimilitude to its unflinching account of oppression and resistance

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Batman: The Killing Joke

Batman: The Killing Joke Description:

For the first time the Joker s origin is revealed in this tale of insanity and human perseverance Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point and go mad the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane br br After shooting and permanently paralyzing his daughter Barbara a k a Batgirl the Joker kidnaps the commissioner and attacks his mind in hopes of breaking the man br br But refusing to give up Gordon maintains his sanity with the help of Batman in an effort to beset the madman

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 Description:

p London The Victorian Era draws to a close and the twentieth century approaches It is a time of great change and an age of stagnation a period of chaste order and ignoble chaos It is an era in need of champions br br In this amazingly imaginative tale literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain Allan Quatermain Mina Murray Captain Nemo Dr Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin the Invisible Man form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess i The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen i p

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

From Hell

From Hell Description:

I shall tell you where we are We re in the most extreme and utter region of the human mind A dim subconscious underworld A radiant abyss where men meet themselves Hell Netley We re in Hell Having proved himself peerless in the arena of reinterpreting superheroes Alan Moore turned his ever incisive eye to the squalid enigmatic world of Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders of Weighing in at pages i From Hell i is certainly the most epic of Moore s works and remarkably and is possibly his finest effort yet in a career punctuated by such glorious highlights as i Watchmen i and i V for Vendetta i Going beyond the myriad existing theories which range from the sublime to the ridiculous Moore presents an ingenious take on the slaughter His Ripper s brutal activities are the epicentre of a conspiracy involving the very heart of the British Establishment including the Freemasons and The Royal Family A popular claim which is transformed through Moore s exquisite and thoroughly gripping vision of the Ripper crimes being the womb from which the th century so enmeshed in the celebrity culture of violence received its shocking visceral birth Bolstered by meticulous research that encompasses a wide spectrum of Ripper studies and myths and coupled with his ability to evoke sympathies in such monstrous characters Moore has created perhaps the finest examination of the Ripper legacy observing far beyond society s obsessive need to expose Evil s visage Ultimately as Moore observes Jack s identity and his actions are inconsequential to the manner in which society embraced the Fear It s about us It s about our minds and how they dance Jack mirrors our hysterias Faceless he is the receptacle for each new social panic Eddie Campbell s stunning black and white artwork replete with a scratchy dirty sheen is perfectly matched to the often unshakeable intensity of Moore s writing Between them each murder is rendered in horrifying detail providing the book s most unnerving scenes made more so in uncomfortable yet lyrical moments as when the villain embraces an eviscerated corpse craving understanding pleading that they are wed in legend inextricable within eternity Though technically a comic the term hardly begins to describe i From Hell i s inimitable grandeur and finesse as it takes the medium to fresh heights of ingenuity and craftsmanship Moore and Campbell s autopsy on the emaciated corpse of the Ripper myth has divulged a deeply disturbing yet undeniably captivating masterpiece i Danny Graydon i

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

V for Vendetta, Vol. I of X (V for Vendetta, #1)

V for Vendetta, Vol. I of X (V for Vendetta, #1) Description:

b V for Vendetta b is a ten issue comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated mostly by David Lloyd br br The series depicts a near future UK after a nuclear war which has left much of the world destroyed though most of the damage to the country is indirect via floods and crop failures In this future a fascist party called Norsefire has exterminated its opponents in concentration camps and now rules the country as a police state V an anarchist revolutionary dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask begins an elaborate violent and intentionally theatrical campaign to murder his former captors bring down the government and convince the people to rule themselves

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing Description:

Before WATCHMEN Alan Moore made his debut in the U S comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history p With modern day issues explored against a backdrop of horror SWAMP THING s stories became commentaries on environmental political and social issues unflinching in their relevance SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING Book One collects issues of this seminal series including the never before reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING where Moore takes over as writer and concludes the previous storyline p p Book One begins with the story The Anatomy Lesson a haunting origin story that reshapes SWAMP THING mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond p

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2 Description:

Written by Alan Moore Art and cover by Kevin O Neill br br It s one month after the events in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol and the skies over England are filled with flaming rockets as Mars launches the first salvo of an invasion Only our stalwart adventurers Allan Quatermain Mina Harker Captain Nemo Hawley Griffin and Mr Edward Hyde can save mother England and the very Earth itself But there are many startling revelations along the way including the blossoming of love and the uncovering of a traitor in their midst

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Description:

Alan Moore Curt Swan George Perez and Kurt Schaffenberger illustrators Written by the author of WATCHMEN and BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE This acclaimed story projects the final fate of The M

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Promethea, Vol. 1

Promethea, Vol. 1 Description:

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Rating: 3.46 out of 5